Charulata Ramaprasad, MD

Just a few months into her tenure as chair of infectious diseases in The Permanente Medical Group, Dr. Ramaprasad faced what would become the greatest public health challenge of the past century: the COVID-19 pandemic. “Exceptional times like these reveal…

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David Witt, MD

Hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) has been a leading cause of mortality among hospitalized patients in the United States for decades, and is the most common cause of mortality from hospital-acquired infection. Yet when Dr. Witt searched in 2008 for diagnostic and…

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Dee Lacy, MD, PhD

As an infectious disease physician, Dee Lacy, MD, is accustomed to asking herself how her patients’ pain and suffering might have been prevented. But an encounter with one patient—a 33-year-old man who had been admitted to the hospital with meningitis…

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Daniel Klein, MD

Dr. Daniel Klein is recognized for the indispensable role he played in the transformation of HIV/AIDS from a mostly fatal disease to a chronic, manageable condition. At the earliest stages of the epidemic, he was one of the first physicians…

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Stephen Parodi, MD

"Throughout my career I have had two passions — one for direct patient care and the other for ways we can affect the health and welfare of the greater patient population."
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Roger Baxter, MD

For the past 16 years, he has provided formal presentations to physicians, residents, medical students, nurses and laboratory personnel.
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David J. Witt, MD

The more people worry about potentially life-threatening influenza and bioterrorism, the more they depend on David Witt, MD, for information. Dr. Witt is an infectious diseases specialist at Kaiser Permanente and Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of…

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Daniel Klein, MD

Daniel Klein, MD, can be proud of any number of accomplishments. He was one of the first physicians committed to battling HIV/AIDS at the earliest stages of the epidemic, when it surely felt like fighting a losing battle. He championed…

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